Hudson County Community College's
46th Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 10:45 a.m.,
Red Bull Arena, 600 Cape May, Harrison, NJ 07029

Commencement Live Stream  Personalized Graduate Slides


HCCC Graduates: Next Steps

As you are finishing up your final exams and projects, remember that you must pass all classes required within your degree program to graduate. If you do not pass a class, please consult with your Academic Counselor and Registrar to make next steps. Important Note: Your participation in any of the graduation ceremonies does not automatically mean you have graduated from HCCC. You must complete your degree requirements to graduate and receive your diploma.

Look out for an email from the Registrar’s Office when your diploma is ready. The Registrar’s Office manually reviews each graduate's degree requirements as final grades are being entered. Once your final courses are complete and final grades are reviewed and approved, graduates will receive an email from Registrar to let you know that your diploma is ready to be picked up from the Journal Square Campus.

Loved your time at HCCC and want to stay involved or receive Alumni perks? Visit to sign up for the Alumni Association and find out your Alumni benefits!

Contact Information

Contact Registrar at registrarFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE for questions about your graduation application, course completion towards earning your degree, diplomas, and related topics.

Contact Student Life and Leadership at graduationeventsFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE for questions related to the Commencement ceremony, graduate portraits, graduation celebration events and related topics.

Information for Graduates

View below graduation and commencement information.

Please note you must DOWNLOAD the Graduation Application and use Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the form. Please save the graduation application to your computer and email it to registrarFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE as an attachment. 

This document collects the name that you wish to be displayed on your diploma and confirms your degree program. Please indicate in the box of the graduation application how you would like your name to appear on the diploma. This is the same way it will appear in the Commencement program.

If you are unsure if you have submitted your Graduation Application, or for any questions related to this Graduation Application, please email Assistant Registrar Upasana Sethi-Pagan at usethi-paganFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.

Click here for the Fall 2023 Graduate Applicant List. Please note that this list is only accessible to individuals with HCCC login credentials. For any questions regarding the list, please email registrarFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.

Please note, in order to complete your degree and graduate from HCCC, you must pass all degree course requirements. Being a Graduate Applicant and participating in a graduation ceremony DOES NOT automatically mean that you have completed your degree and graduated from the college.

Click here for the Summer 2 2023 Graduate Candidate List. This list of students have completed their degree requirements as per the Registrar's Office. Please note that this list is only accessible to individuals with HCCC login credentials. For any questions regarding the list, please email registrarFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.

Graduates of Summer I 2023 and prior year degrees:

Your diplomas are available for pick up at the Journal Square Campus A Building, 70 Sip Avenue, Jersey City. Please bring your State ID. Note that you must return any borrowed technology (such as a Chromebook or Hot Spot) before you can receive your diploma. You can pick it up or request to have it mailed. Diplomas that are mailed may take a minimum of 2-3 weeks to arrive.

For any other questions or concerns about your diploma, email registrarFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.

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Students are allowed and encouraged to wear as many cords and stoles with their cap and gown as they have earned. Different cords and stoles distributed by the college are:

  • Alpha Alpha Alpha - Students inducted into HCCC's Chapter of Alpha Alpha Alpha will receive a dark blue and silver cord.
  • Alpha Sigma Lamdba - Students inducted into HCCC's Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda will receive a white stole with the ASL logo embroidered on it.
  • ESL - Students who started at HCCC as English as a Second Language learners and completed the path to graduation receive a dark purple cord.
  • Kente Graduation – Students recognized as part of the Kente Graduation receive a Kente cloth stole handcrafted from Ghana.
  • Lavender Graduation – Students recognized as part of the Lavender Graduation ceremony receive a rainbow cord.
  • National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) – Inductees of NSLS receive a black and silver cord..
  • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) – Inductees of PTK receive a gold stole with the PTK logo and a gold tassel.
  • Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD) – Inductees of SKD receive a black and gold cord.

The Office of Student Life and Leadership aims to schedule opportunities for Graduate Portraits during the Fall semester and the Spring semester. Students who take their portraits will receive their proofs with the option to purchase photo packages. Information regarding dates will be sent to you from graduationeventsFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.

Herff Jones is offering HCCC coupon codes for class rings! To order your college ring please log on to:


  • $100 OFF Austria and Extreme Silver: ENTER CODE: HJRING100
  • $125 OFF White Ultrium Ring: ENTER CODE: HJRING125
  • $300 OFF 10K Gold Ring: ENTER CODE: HJRING300
  • $400 OFF 14K Gold Ring: ENTER CODE: HJRING400
  • $500 OFF 18K Gold Ring: ENTER CODE: HJRING500

Hudson County Community College’s Communications Department needs your help in identifying unique and exceptional graduate student stories to use in publicity for the upcoming Commencement ceremony as well as future marketing materials.

HCCC’s Communications Department will be pitching these stories to media during the Commencement season and would be pleased to hear from students willing to be interviewed. Some past noteworthy stories covered by media included students who:

  • Were age 50 or older while studying at HCCC
  • Had served in the military
  • Had relatives on HCCC staff or of HCCC alumni
  • Were family members graduating together
  • “Beat the odds” (earned a degree despite an obstacle, disability, etc.)

For more information please contact the Communications Department at 201.360.4060 or email at communicationsFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE or visit the Tell Us Your Story page.


For any questions, please email graduationeventsFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.